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Counselor / Therapist in Wynnewood, PA

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Jacqueline Scharff, RN, PMHCNS, BC, LMFT,LCNS

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Jacqueline Scharff
During the past 35 years I have devoted my energy to learning numerous ways to promote emotional health and make healing possible for individuals, couples, and families. i practice holistically, combining trauma recovery theories and treatments with a fundamental basis in Intergenerational Family Therapy, based on Contextual Family Therapy and Family Systems Theory. in addition i use EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Psychodynamic Therapy, TFT (Thought Field Therapy), Emotionally Focused Therapy, Focusing, Sand Tray Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Allowing the mind/body connection to strengthen promotes the individuality of each therapy session and experience.
I work with each person to identify and diminish personal impediments to a healthy , functional life.
Bio
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. I am an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical member and Approved Supervisor. I am an Approved Consultant for the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association.
I have served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Nursing from 1979 to the present, where I am currently mentoring new clinical faculty. I was the Director of the Clinical School of Marriage and Family Therapy of the Family Institute of Philadelphia from 1987 to 1998. I have done numerous workshops and classes on family therapy, trauma treatment, EMDR, and complex PTSD.
I have been in Private Practice since 1976 which I continue to enjoy.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 EMDR Approved Consultant (EMDRIA)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN)  Psychotherapy (MA)
Education/Training
Bachelor Of Science in Nursing and Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Master of Arts in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, New York University
Post Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate, Family Institute of Philadelphia
Trained Practitioner in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing from the EMDR Institute
Sand Tray Therapy training from the Child and Family Play Center, Philadelphia PA
Memberships
American Nurses Association
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association
New Family Institute of Philadelphia
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, out of network insurance
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